10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Perception of English Compound vs. Phrasal Stress: Natural vs. Synthetic Speech

Irene Vogel, Arild Hestvik, H. Timothy Bunnell, Laura Spinu

University of Delaware, USA

The ability of listeners to distinguish between compound and phrasal stress in English was examined on the basis of a picture selection task. The responses to naturally and synthetically produced stimuli were compared. While greater overall accuracy was observed with the natural stimuli, the same pattern of greater accuracy with compound stress than with phrasal stress was observed with both types of stimuli.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Vogel, Irene / Hestvik, Arild / Bunnell, H. Timothy / Spinu, Laura (2009): "Perception of English compound vs. phrasal stress: natural vs. synthetic speech", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 1699-1702.